ShadZ (shadzane) wrote,
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And I Would Add (shared)

Originally posted by ebonypearl at And I Would Add
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/summer-solstice-myths-suns-ascension/story?id=13886431
The 5th myth is that the Summer (Winter) Solstice is the first day of Summer (Winter).
It's called MidSummer (Winter) Day for a reason: it's the middle of summer (winter).
Just as the hottest (coldest) part of the day falls after noon (midnight), the hottest (coldest) part of the year falls after the midpoint of summer (winter).
The myth that summer (winter) starts on the midpoint is the one I'd like to see widely addressed.
 
That's one of my pet peeves too, especially when someone (like a weatherman) goes out of their way to say that the solstice is the "official" first day of summer, like they are saying "we know it is already summer weather, but some group in authority said summer starts on solstice, so what are you going to do?"

I guess that response would make sense if solstice was the official first day of summer in some way, but it's not. As far as I can determine, NO government or government agency or NGO (like the American Meteorological Society or National Weather Association) has ever proclaimed solstice the start of summer. So these guys are making up officialness, and then subtly ridiculing the officialness (which they made up!)

Tomorrow's wallpaper

Recent cover scans I added to GCD:
Cars 2 #1
Disney-Pixar/Muppets Presents: Cars #2
DuckTales #2 cvrs a & b
Uncle Scrooge: The Mysterious Stone Ray & Cash Flow
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories #720
Tags: gcd, sharing, summer, wallpaper
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